Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-8-12-
Poured from stubby bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice medium golden color with a two finger white head. The head has a good level of retention, taking about 4 min to fade with it in the process leaving a medium level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is very light and only consists of a little caramel mixed with a light bread smell.
Taste – The taste starts out with a light caramel sweetness mixed with some bready flavors. These flavors create a base for the beer which last throughout the taste, but yet change in intensity. The sweet grows stronger in the middle with caramel and some corn, but then dwindles a little bit in the end. The bready flavors remain constant throughout the taste, except at the end, where they get a little bit weaker. In the end with the sweet and bready flavors growing lighter, a crisp flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. Very nice for the style and it matches the crisp flavors that are left on the tongue at the end of the taste quite well.
Overall – While not really complex, it is very easy drinking and makes for a good party session brew.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Clean, crisp lager. I would not have guessed 5%abv. Great lawn mowing brew! Thanks “Cheap”! revans (46) - Salem, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12 oz. stubbie from a mixed 12-pack. Better than expected. Of course it was hot outside, so maybe I’m being generous. Looks like just about every other light lager out there but it kept it’s white head over golden body. Clean mouthfeel and finish. Crisp. Again, nothing spectacular but decent. Bif (2280) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2012
12 oz stubbie from the Heritage Collection. Pours a dark golden color with a small head that fades quickly with no lacing. Aroma of sweet grain and not much else. Not a bad thing. Taste of mild malt sweetness with some grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Light body and quite crisp. Nothing offensive. Decent beer, good for a few. Nothing fancy here.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2012
12oz stubby bottle, part of the Genesee heritage 12 pack.
Pours a clear, deep gold with a small fizzy head that quickly disappears. No lacing at all.
Smell is sweet grain with a faint hint of caramel. Maybe a touch of grassy hops in there as well.
The taste mostly cereal grain and a little bit of corn. There is just a little bit of bready malt and a little bit of grassy hop flavor leading to a light, drying bitterness. A dry, chalky sensation is left on the back of the throat making you want to take another drink.
Overall, this tastes like an adjunct lager to me, albeit a better than average one. There is some malt and hops detectable but very little. More importantly, there are really no off flavors and this beer is very refreshing and drinkable. Really a great bargain.
pkbites (964) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
I generally don’t like Genesee brews. This one has an average looking pour but a very frothy head with some lacing on the glass. Sweet and grainy nose.
Flavor is grainy, burnt caramel, and slightly sweet. But some bitter hops in the swallow. This is one of Genesees better beers, second only to their very good bock. It’s a shame their other offerings are so poor. Also, $6.49 for the Heritage 12 pack is a pretty good deal for beer in glass, and I dig the stubby bottles. cheap (5961) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
Decent pale lager with a slightly different taste than your typical genny. Ok, not bad. Goes down failry easy and I like that. No real nasty effects. Ok for the typical lager lover and its not too expensive! Good overall cheap pale lager beer experience. MacBoost (1924) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
12oz stubbie from the new heritage pack. Pours a golden straw color, although slightly darker than most pale lagers. Aromas of... Well, not that much really. Some corn, maybe a little lemon zest but that’s about it. Taste follows suit, semi-sweet, clean but not very surprising or even that interesting. Still, this beer has no flaws as far as I can tell. It is surprisingly decent for a super cheap pale lager ($6.99/12 pack). Not a drain pour, but not something I would reach for if I was trying to impress someone. JFGrind (2057) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Light medicinal aroma, grains, golden bodied with foam that exceeded expectation. Flavor was a crisp Pale Lager that gave enough flavor to crave another sip. Best out of the stubbie ice cold or a seven ounce draft glass. I hope the old school 60’s recipe was used to create this brew. Ron (4060) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Temp in the 90’s today and sweating alot. A Genny can do the trick. Light and inoffensive. Slight Genny taste at the start,then just went down like water. I have acouple others. Might try one on a cool day.